Samba 4.1.6
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Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients.
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Version 4.1.6:
  • Various bug fixes
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.1 or later

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ver. 4.x:
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Antoniong commented on 05 Aug 2013
What is the use of this? OSX has the SMB protocol default built in.
[Version 4.0.8]

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Neartheredrocks replied on 05 Aug 2013
I also would like to know what the use of this is. I'm using since years a (Linux) file server for my work that gets mounted via Apple's built-in SMB. What advantages would I have by switching to Samba?

Negritude commented on 30 Apr 2012
If you're using Lion, then try SMBUp:
[Version 3.6.5]



lukewarmmizer reviewed on 11 Aug 2011
Here is a decent guide to getting samba3 installed on OSX using MacPorts.
[Version 3.6.0]


Mmueck commented on 09 Aug 2011
Sigh - I keep eyeing off these new releases and, despite the comment by Yappa a couple years ago, I *still* can't figure out how to install this. The amount of documentation associated with this Samba package is positively daunting and it clearly implies a high degree of unix command line geekery. Take a read of all of the reviews and comments posted here (which go back to 2004) - NOT ONE comment is by anybody who has successfully installed this on a Mac, and that in itself makes a sobering statement. If anybody out there has installed this I would greatly appreciate your feedback and, more importantly, any helpful instructions. Does an installation script exist?
[Version 3.6.0]



Gn-0000 reviewed on 27 Jul 2011
The 3.5.10 cannot be complied on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion with the latest Xcode. I think this package should be removed from the Macupdate forever because it is no longer work anyway. Just make user to confuse it is a Mac package but actually it does no longer work.
[Version 3.5.10]


Mmueck commented on 30 Oct 2009
Unlike the wonderful X11 project, this project does not have any prebuilt OS X installer. I went to the Samba website and there's no way your average (heck, even above average) Mac user will be able to get this up and running. Shame, I need to access stuff at work via Samba all the time and I definitely notice issues that presumably a better version would fix.
[Version 3.4.3]

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Yappa commented on 31 Oct 2009
Use MacPorts and Porticus to install this relatively easily; (search MacUpdate for those), and the experience will make you even more 'less average'.

mmueck commented on 14 Jul 2009
Can somebody please comment on how well this integrates with OS X (and Leopard in particular). This is software is not provided as a Mac binary but as a wad of source code. I have to use Samba at work, and there are several issues with either the Mac's shipping version of Samba or the way Samba works at my employer's site. I'm guessing the problem is on the Mac's side... On the Samba website, they have binaries for just about all platforms except for the Mac :-(.
[Version 3.4]


MacLemon commented on 23 Jul 2006
If only Apple would update their shipped almost two years old version of Samba (3.0.10). Has anyone succeeded in updating Samba on Mac OS X SERVER from source without breaking OpenDirectory integration?
[Version 3.0.23a]


Anonymous reviewed on 12 Apr 2005
A bit off topic, but does anyone know if Tiger (10.4) has version 3.x of Samba installed? If so, is this helping with MS AD integration (meaning can I do without ADmitMac)?
[Version 3.0.14]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jun 2005
Tiger comes with version 3.1.10

From terminal type: smbclient -V
to see what you have installed.

FYI, I have had nothing but trouble connecting to the one Windows XP machine on my LAN. Gonna try 3.1.14a and see if that helps at all.

Holypoly replied on 10 Apr 2007
Tiger ships with 3.0.10, not 3.1.10 .

Anonymous reviewed on 28 Sep 2004
I don't know if this is a drop-in replacement. I don't use it.

But to answer Chris' questions. Samba 3 offers following key features over v2.

- Active Directory: Become part of ADS realm as member server and user via LDAP/Kerberos authentication
- Unicode fixes including "on-the-fly" negotiation
- Rewrite of authentication code. Better configurability
- New command "net" similar to Windows' "net" command
- Uses NT-style status32-codes for clearer error messages
- Better Win 2xk/XP printer support including ability to provide printer attributes in ADS.
- Dynamically loadable RPC-modules for passdb-backends and fonts.
- Standard dual-demon-support for Winbind. Better performance, too.
- Supports migration of NT 4 domain to Samba-domain while keeping user, group and domain SIDs
- Support distributed Winbind architecture with LDAP-directory for mapping of SIDs to UIDs/GIDs.
- Full support of client/server-signing for full compatibility with Windows 2003 standard settings.
[Version 3.0.7]

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Insecure-Software rated on 23 Feb 2014

[Version 4.1.5]


Monkeyjunkey rated on 12 Jan 2014

[Version 4.1.4]

Delmarw rated on 21 Nov 2011

[Version 3.6.1]


sjk rated on 09 Aug 2011

[Version 3.6.0]

Marccc rated on 05 Aug 2011

[Version 3.5.11]

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